Amidst a global media blackout of Anonymous’ ongoing worldwide attacks on the “corrupt banking cartels,” the hacking collective has now taken down some of the most prestigious institutions in global governance. OpIcarus has recently taken offline the World Bank, the New York Stock Exchange, five U.S. Federal Reserve Banks and the Vatican.
After announcing a global call to arms against the “corrupt global banking cartel,” the hacker collective, known as Anonymous, in conjunction with Ghost Squad Hackers, have taken over 30 central banks offline, including striking many targets at the heart of the Western imperialist empire.
An Anonymous press release explained the intention behind the operation:
The banks have been getting away with murder, fraud, conspiracy, war profiteering, money laundering for terrorists and drug cartels, have put millions of people out on the street without food or shelter and have successfully bought all our governments to help keep us silenced. We represent the voice of the voiceless. We are uniting to make a stand. The central banks which were attacked in recent days were attacked to remind people that the biggest threat we face to an open and free society is the banks. The bankers are the problem and #OpIcarus is the solution.
Operation Icarus was relaunched in conjunction with a video release announcing the beginning of a “30-day campaign against central bank sites across the world.” Since that time, the scope and magnitude of the attacks have increased exponentially, with Anonymous, Ghost Squad Hackers, a number of Sec groups and BannedOffline coordinating attacks — each focusing on separate financial institutions in an effort to maximize the number of targets hit.
In a previous interview with the Free Thought Project, an Anonymous representative clarified that the operation is in no way intended to impact individuals’ accounts held within the banks, explaining that OpIcarus is directed solely at the 1% perpetuating injustice:
We would just like to make it very clear that all targets of #OpIcarus have been Rothschild and BIS central owned banks. In fact most of the targets so far such as Guernsey, Cyprus, Panama, Jordan, British Virgin Isles, etc are in the top 10 places of tax havens for the elite. No on-line consumer accounts were harmed, no ATM’s were blocked and no personal client data was leaked. This has been a protest against the Central Banks and the 1% — no innocent or poor people were harmed.
The operation began with an initial attack on the Central Bank of Greece and was quickly followed up with a similar DDoS attack on the Central Bank of Cyprus. The hackers then targeted the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, the Dutch Central Bank, the Central Bank of Maldives, and Guernsey Financial Services Commission, according to the official @OpIcarus Twitter account, which has been taken offline — presumably by Twitter. The National Bank of Panama and the Central Bank of Kenya were also reportedly targeted a day later, according to hacking news publication HackRead.
Additionally, reported Ghost Squad Hacker, s1ege also tweeted about taking the Central Bank of Bosnia-Herzegovina offline and provided a screenshot to verify. The Twitter account @BannedOffline also reported the Central Bank of Mexico had succumbed to a DDoS attack by the hacking collective. The online hacktivist groups have continued to conduct a series of high-powered distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which forced the website of Central Bank of Jordan, Central Bank of South Korea, Bank of Compagnie, Monegasque and the Central Bank of Montenegro offline.
Last Saturday, hackers conducted a series of 250 Gbps DDoS attacks on the Bank of France, Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, Central Bank of Tunisia, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and Philippine National Bank. That was followed up by an attack on the Central Bank of Iraq.
The initial attacks were reported in global corporate media, such as Reuters, with subsequent strikes being reported by independent outlets such as the IBTimes and HackRead. The most recent press release from Anonymous summarized some of the attacks of the past week, as global media has curiously stopped reporting on the attacks altogether.
Greetings citizens of the world, we are OpIcarus a collective of citizens from around the globe working on exposing the 1% through the global banking systems. The elite are responsible for the corruption currently taking place in all governments, media, drug cartels, sex trafficking and money laundering. This last week we have had success in taking down the banking systems of the Bank of International Settlements, the World Bank, the Vatican, Morocco, Macedonia as well as the Central Bank of Venezuela. We stand with the people of Venezuela as they protest their corrupt government and all should expect our support through operations during these uprisings wherever they may arise. We are the people, We stand with the people, We support the people.
After announcing OpIcarus at the beginning of May, Anonymous released a list of institutions the collective plans to target, which is divided into four sections; websites associated with the U.S. Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sites owned by the World Bank, and over 150 sites associated with national banks around the globe.
In just a few weeks, OpIcarus hackers have hit dozens of financial institutions listed in their online manifesto. Any questions about whether the hacktivists would be able to take out some of the more high-profile institutions seem to have been answered with the recent successful attacks on the World Bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve Banks, the Bank of France and the Bank of England — the central banks of the U.K. and France – and the Vatican.
The attack on the Bank of England was unique from the previous attacks, as it reportedly took down the internal email server.
https://t.co/WcJtj49GJS #GhostSquadHackers #NewWorldHackers #TeamWork #Offline #OpIcarus pic.twitter.com/hherMt9Gdq
— s1ege (@_s1ege) May 12, 2016
While some have questioned the effectiveness of OpIcarus, senior director at Corero Network Security, Stephanie Weagle, told Info Security magazine:
While the impact on the individual targets of the DDoS attack campaign, ‘OpIcarus’ is unclear; obstructing or eliminating the availability of email servers is significant. In an online world any type of service outage is barely tolerated, especially in the banking industry where transactions and communications are often time-sensitive, and account security is of utmost importance.
In the world of high finance, time is money and every minute that a bank is forced offline it is losing potential revenue, which in turn hurts the bottom line of those that support the imperial war machine. Thus far, all targeted banks have refused to comment on the damage inflicted by the continuous cyber attacks.
Make no mistake that this operation has already been extremely effective — evolving and growing rapidly. The fact that global corporate media is refusing to report on these numerous high-profile attacks is indicative of the fear the 1% have of OpIcarus garnering massive public support. The attempt to conceal the scope and breadth of this operation from public purview reveals the visceral fear the elite harbor toward those they prey upon. It seems the only thing the ruling class can do now is attempt to conceal and suppress the information about what’s transpiring in hopes of keeping the populace ignorant.
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Jay Syrmopoulos is a geopolitical analyst, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has been published on TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared, Ben Swann’s Truth in Media, Truth-Out, Raw Story, MintPress News, as well as many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.
It’s time for the Zio-Terrorists to go away. Anonymous is working to save mankind. Godspeed.
Nice ! wtg Anon and Ghost – KUDOS.
ICELAND the BANKERS.
USURY is THEFT.
TAXATION is THEFT.
I hear the old song, “Chick-a-boom, chick-a-boom, don’tcha just love it! Chick-a-boom…”
I certainly love it, and thank them for pissing on the cheerios of the uber-rich.
Love, love, love … to all Anonymous !
Just GO ON and change the world!
21st century revolution!
I could just kiss them! Whoever you are, you have my prayers.
Awesome job, keep it up!
Since the Creation of the Central Banking System in 1913, a little over a 100 yrs., the World has seen more people Die from Government & War, than in the previous 3,000 years!
Not hardly. Some of those ancient battlefields laid waste to hundreds of thousands of dead in a single day.
The soul is “the light that shineth in darkness; and the darkness (flesh) comprehends it not.”
“When we become strong and the light and under- standing comes to us, when the beauty of the soul dawns upon us then the cross loses its pain and its terrors and we go onward in joy and peace and thanksgiving. It is not pain to us any more to deny self its unlawful longings. Self is no more the earth- bound thief claiming sonship with God and daily con- fessing indifference to duty, fellowship with evil and lustfulness of the world. It is a glorified self full of love and righteousness.
Self is really soul.
We build a self in the same manner that we build a soul, for self is constructed out of the thoughts and ideas of the mind.
We are what we think, not as we think we are.
There is but one mind and this mind is the Creator of our self and our soul.
There is no such thing as a sub-conscious mind.
What many call sub-conscious mind is the soul that mind has builded.
When the body sleeps the mind sleeps.
When the body dies, the mind dies — only soul is ever awake and ever lives.”
A little off point, but wisdom, nonetheless…this is excerpted from what??
THIS IS HOW WE BUILD THE SOUL.
Let’s make it our world order not the elites!!
I believe the efforts expended so far are nothing but a scratch in the armor of the elites. I believe that the only way to really push the balance of power into the hands of the people is to destroy the fiat money these institutions prostitute. Until that is done these DDOS attacks are barely more than an inconvenience. Nevertheless I applaud the efforts and wish them better objectives and outcomes.
I’ve been waiting for a very long time for any visible opposition to our current world situation of being owned, controlled, and run by bankers. Except for Ron Paul, opposition does not exist in the political sphere. Many people who feel and know something is very wrong have not yet figured out that all of our problems in the world can be traced back to the dishonest, immoral, worldwide monetary system where bankers have the sole right to create currencies from nothing. All governments are simply the enforcement agencies for bankers. They steal from all of us in three ways : through banks by debasing the currency (inflation), through governments via taxation, and through mega corporations by underpaying workers and monopolistic control over essential commodities and goods that humans need.
Go Ghost Squad and Anonymous!!! Let’s bring back sound money and be free of the leeches and parasites that are responsible for so much human misery. It’s time to stand up and reject all the mandates and meme’s of our leaders’ and ‘authorities’ that defy all common sense and human decency, ie Common Core, TSA, Homeland Security, transgendered ‘rights’, and men using women’s bathrooms etc. etc. It’s only possible if we the people put up with it. May I suggest we don’t.
Sounds like someone has been listening to Mike Rivero 😉
it looks like they want to make the reset happen a little faster i can wait a bit.
Great stuff, I support Anonymous 100%
This is just me guessing. Anoymous might be working for the enemy, cause if they are for the people they wouldn’t make the economy worst than it is. The world economy collapsing is what the enemy want, but that’s just me.
Anonymous is attacking Trump and waged an all-out pursuit to find dirt on him. Unsuccessful attempt. So that tells me a lot.
They couldn’t find dirt on Trump (so Trump is the real deal).
Anonymous must not be so “clean” UNLESS they have turned the corner on Trump.
……..when the FRB closes its doors Anonymous will have made a staement. Until then there’s nothing new under the sun.
Thank you Anonymous and Ghost Squad Hackers!!!!
Might be helping setting up one world currency/system etc. Either way I still have to go to work in the morning. If Anon really wants to mess with them, give everyone else in the world a million or so haha.
Imagine that. The Judeo-Marxist media is doing a blackout on coverage of cyber attacks on banks, which also happens to be owned and ran by Judeo-Bolsheviks. The tribe protecting fellow tribesmen. That’s all.
Id love to see these guys (whoever they are) hack tv broadcasts.
I don’t suppose that anonymous, while working their arts, would drop some money in my bank account???
Not asking alot only about 50g’s, ok at this rate I’d even accept $1,000. I’m jobless, single and trying to raise a kid.
No eh? 😉
That’s ok no hurt in trying. 😀
Satanic Mobster Cartel of Goons.
Re: Philippine National Bank, it’s a private bank catering to the needs of the Overseas Filipino Workers, i.e. sending money to their families at home. Next time, try the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, or the Oligarchy’s BPI instead.
The pen is mightier than the sword! Keep up the good work!!
I would like to see is Anonymous turn everyone’s bank debt accounts to $0… showing mortgages, credit cards, etc., paid off.
Don’t be fooled, Anonymous is just a team of USA and Israeli hackers working for the government. They pull off whole strings of these major hacking attacks that no group could pull off unless it was an “inside job”, and somehow they manage to hit every single website and group that we all can’t stand, and then we all feel better like there’s someone out there actually doing something about the state of things. It is totally unrealistic to believe that there are all these highly-organized world-class hackers out there coming together as a team of superhero coders trying to fight injustice. Most of the biggest attacks in the past have been linked to government organizations. It’s just unrealistic that there are all these untouchable hackers out there fighting everybody. Most of the largest hacks in history that were not government-involved resulted in capture and prosecution of the culprits. If any real hackers out there ever managed to hack the fed, they would not be paraded as superheroes and get all this news coverage. The damage done is “unclear”, though the article tries to assure us that plenty of damage was done. A mail server was taken down, but how do we know there were even any actual accounts tied to that mail server. There are screenshots showing a website was down. For how long? 5 seconds? Would anyone have noticed any of these (probably insignificant) attacks if they weren’t in the news? For that matter, do we even know these screenshots weren’t faked?
I believe all these articles about Anonymous are just there to give people a false sense of security.
I find myself breathing a sigh of relief. God, please protect Anonymous and give the world victory over all the Satanists and all of their evil plots, plans, conspiracies, conspirators, creations, activities, organizations and preparations for a Satanic New World Order. Please, God, show Anonymous and everyone who is standing for truth, justice, peace, prosperity and freedom how to win all the battles over evil.
Google: Mark Taylor prophecy—-many websites presenting a prophecy about the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the USA. Trump is God’s choice to be the leader of America to free the USA from the economic tyranny of the Satanists. Iceland kicked out the bankster-gangster, now Hungary has, Russia kicked out the Rothschilds, UK exited the EU. I hope that America will soon be liberated from the economic tyrants.